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Plumadore was accused of sexually harassing Iowa girl

13-year-old's mom filed for protective order; request was dismissed

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 5:03 pm

The man who allegedly killed and dismembered a 9-year-old Fort Wayne girl was accused of stalking and sexually harassing a 13-year-old girl while living in Iowa last year, but the complaint against him was dismissed, according to court documents.

A Centerville, Iowa, woman asked for a protective order against Michael L. Plumadore in November 2010 to keep him away from her daughter, according to the documents and an official with the Appanoose County clerk of court's office.

The woman said Plumadore was harassing her daughter by “stalking her, sending her explicit sexual text messages and photographs,” according to the documents. The girl's mother also said he sent pictures of his genitals and messages telling the girl he “wanted to get her pregnant.”

The woman's request was dismissed because her relationship with Plumadore didn't meet the requirements for a protective order, said the official with the clerk's office. Plumadore lived with the girl's father, according to the documents. It wasn't immediately clear how Plumadore knew the girl's father.

Plumadore told Allen County police on Monday that he killed Aliahna Lemmon on the morning of Dec. 22 by hitting her repeatedly with a brick, then stuffed her body in trash bags and put it in his freezer, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed this week.

According to the affidavit, he cut her body up with a hacksaw that night and in the early-morning hours of Dec. 23, put the pieces in freezer bags, dumped some of the body parts in a trash container at a nearby service station, and kept the head, feet and hands in his freezer.

Plumadore was formally charged Friday with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a body from the scene of a suspicious death, all felonies. He is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

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